Gilson Theatre

★★★★☆
  • 354 Main Street

    Winsted, CT 06098

    Map & Directions
  • 860-379-5108

About Gilson Theatre

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
More choices in Winsted:
Resultset_next

Xtreme Motor Sports

847 Migeon Ave Torrington, CT

Resultset_next

Premier Sports Complex

158 Torrington Rd Winsted, CT

3.8333 6
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Gilson Theatre was?
Write a Review
.

This theater had been recommended to me by several people and a family member and I decided to go for a movie on a Saturday evening. "Reservations are recommended" according to the phone message of the theater (though not the website) so we made our reservations well in advance for the 7:00 pm movie. We arrived at 6:50, and were turned away by a very rude teenage employee, who said that we were late and he had given away our reservation. We were then told that "reservations" for the 7:00 movie are only held until 6:30! This is not stated anywhere on the phone message that plays when you call for reservations. One of the major issues with this lies with the fact that the Gilson has no parking lot, and patrons must find on-street parking in downtown Winsted on a Saturday evening. This can be very difficult and in my experience often takes a good 15 minutes. So, my advice to anyone who does throw caution to the wind and decides to patronize this establishment, though I would not recommend it, is to plan to get there no later than six o'clock so you will have time to spend upward of 15 minutes parking, then get in line for your ticket so you will be there early enough that they won't give your seat away. Personally I would not want to sit for half an hour to wait to see a movie that is not even particularly current. I see the allure of being able to have dinner while you watch a movie but if the behavior of the staff and the silly restrictions that I experienced are any indication, it would not be a particularly pleasant experience. Don't go out of your way to visit this establishment. Go to a restaurant that actually honors reservations and a movie theater that doesn't require you to arrive obscenely early.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This theater had been recommended to me by several people and a family member and I decided to go for a movie on a Saturday evening. "Reservations are recommended" according to the phone message of the theater (though not the website) so we made our reservations well in advance for the 7:00 pm movie. We arrived at 6:50, and were turned away by a very rude teenage employee, who said that we were late and he had given away our reservation. We were then told that "reservations" for the 7:00 movie are only held until 6:30! This is not stated anywhere on the phone message that plays when you call for reservations. One of the major issues with this lies with the fact that the Gilson has no parking lot, and patrons must find on-street parking in downtown Winsted on a Saturday evening. This can be very difficult and in my experience often takes a good 15 minutes. So, my advice to anyone who does throw caution to the wind and decides to patronize this establishment, though I would not recommend it, is to plan to get there no later than six o'clock so you will have time to spend upward of 15 minutes parking, then get in line for your ticket so you will be there early enough that they won't give your seat away. Personally I would not want to sit for half an hour to wait to see a movie that is not even particularly current. I see the allure of being able to have dinner while you watch a movie but if the behavior of the staff and the silly restrictions that I experienced are any indication, it would not be a particularly pleasant experience. Don't go out of your way to visit this establishment. Go to a restaurant that actually honors reservations and a movie theater that doesn't require you to arrive obscenely early.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The Gilson Theatre is one of our favorite places to see a movie. Where else can you go to enjoy a cocktail, dinner and a movie at the same time? We have been going for many years and the food is always dependable and pretty good. The menu can use a lttle more imagination but over all we have been happy with the choices of salads, sandwiches and entrees. I have brought many of our out of town family and friends over the years and they always want to come back. We get there early when the doors open at 6:00 so we can enjoy conversation and food before the movie starts. But we always leave room for the terrific popcorn during the movie.

4
★★★★☆

The Gilson Theatre is one of our favorite places to see a movie. Where else can you go to enjoy a cocktail, dinner and a movie at the same time? We have been going for many years and the food is always dependable and pretty good. The menu can use a lttle more imagination but over all we have been happy with the choices of salads, sandwiches and entrees. I have brought many of our out of town family and friends over the years and they always want to come back. We get there early when the doors open at 6:00 so we can enjoy conversation and food before the movie starts. But we always leave room for the terrific popcorn during the movie.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The Gilson is a unique theater where you can have dinner and a drink and then watch a movie. Snacks are also served during the film. Food is light fare like sandwiches. There are 2 screens showing different movies. This place has become more popular, so you need to make a reservation now to be sure you get in.

PROS: Unique
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

The Gilson is a unique theater where you can have dinner and a drink and then watch a movie. Snacks are also served during the film. Food is light fare like sandwiches. There are 2 screens showing different movies. This place has become more popular, so you need to make a reservation now to be sure you get in.

PROS: Unique
CONS:

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The Gilson is unique in this area. Movies are just next ot first run, right out of the theatres and the food is great. Pleasant, friendly atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

The Gilson is unique in this area. Movies are just next ot first run, right out of the theatres and the food is great. Pleasant, friendly atmosphere.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The Gilson Theatre in Winsted has been discovered by many and for good reason. This movie theater offers 2 movies on any given night. They have one time for both movies. They have a upstairs and downstairs theater. Both sections offer comfortable, individual seating. You can come in up to an hour before the show and enjoy dinner and drinks. Food and drinks are also served while the movie is being shown. Weekends are usually sold out, but you can call ahead of time to make reservations for tickets.

5
★★★★★

The Gilson Theatre in Winsted has been discovered by many and for good reason. This movie theater offers 2 movies on any given night. They have one time for both movies. They have a upstairs and downstairs theater. Both sections offer comfortable, individual seating. You can come in up to an hour before the show and enjoy dinner and drinks. Food and drinks are also served while the movie is being shown. Weekends are usually sold out, but you can call ahead of time to make reservations for tickets.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Ever find a place that you're almost afraid to recommend because then it will get toooooo busy and you won't get in anymore? The Gilson Theater is such a place. Combining a wonderful dinner, a full bar, and wonderful film entertainment in an art deco atmosphere, The Gilson Theater is one of the greatest theaters in the state. It has been voted "Best Place to Bring a Date" in the Voice Newspaper's Best Of Poll for years. Where else can you view the latest films while enjoying a good meal and refreshments?

2
★★★★★

Ever find a place that you're almost afraid to recommend because then it will get toooooo busy and you won't get in anymore? The Gilson Theater is such a place. Combining a wonderful dinner, a full bar, and wonderful film entertainment in an art deco atmosphere, The Gilson Theater is one of the greatest theaters in the state. It has been voted "Best Place to Bring a Date" in the Voice Newspaper's Best Of Poll for years. Where else can you view the latest films while enjoying a good meal and refreshments?

Pros: Excellent Food, Spacious Theater, Fully stocked bar

Cons: parking, Reservations recommen

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Gilson Theatre, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review